April 26, 2018
  • Gubernatorial debate
  • And the winner is...
  • Spring greens recipes
  • Giveaways galore!


KGOU GM to Moderate FOI Oklahoma Gubernatorial Debate
Dick Pryor
Eight of the 15 candidates declared for the office of Governor of Oklahoma will appear for a debate this Saturday, April 28, sponsored by Freedom of Information Oklahoma. FOI-O president Joe Wertz (of StateImpact Oklahoma) will emcee the evening's program, and KGOU general manager and member of the FOI-O board of directors Dick Pryor will moderate the debate along with KWTV's Alex Cameron.

Candidates scheduled to participate include Democrat Drew Edmondson, Republicans Christopher Barnett, Dan Fisher, Gary A. Jones and Blake Cowboy Stephens, and Libertarians Joe Exotic, Rex L. Lawhorn and Chris Powell. KGOU will record the debate and broadcast it during our Sunday Radio Matinee on May 6 at 12 p.m.

Spring Fundraising Update: Finishing the Fiscal Year
chalkboard drawing of KGOU logo
Since we concluded our on-air spring fundraising drive, donations are continuing to come in online and through the mail. So far in 2018, KGOU donors have pledged a total of $208,741, from 1309 individual contributions. Thank you, donors!

In comparison with spring of last year (which was one for the record books!) we're just off the pace. Spring 2017 had $215,700 pledged at this point in the year, from 1535 contributions. If you haven't contributed, spring isn't over yet -- there's still time to help KGOU finish the fiscal year in great shape.
Sunday Radio Matinee: IQ2 Debates 'Is Belief in God Obsolete?'
illustration of evolution
Is belief in a higher power the foundation of human consciousness and the soul of all social, political, and scientific progress? Or is adherence to faith dividing humanity and preventing a more enlightened, reasoned, and just social order? Intelligence Squared U.S. debates the question "As We Evolve, Do We Need God Less?" on the next Sunday Radio Matinee, April 29 at 12 p.m.

Sunday Radio Matinee

2018 Tiny Desk Contest Has A Winner
Naia Izumi's contest entry video
After watching almost 5,000 entries from all 50 states, the winner of NPR's fourth annual Tiny Desk Contest has been selected! Congratulations to Naia Izumi, who captivated the judges with his intricate, complex guitar playing and emotive voice. Naia will get to play the Tiny Desk at NPR HQ, and will embark on a tour sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Naia's video entry

Spring Greens Recipes: Forget The Winter Cold
Arugula pesto bruschetta
Now that we've finally shaken off winter's chill, gardens will be producing lots of greens. Using seasonal greens like watercress, arugula, chives and dandelion, Here & Now's resident chef Kathy Gunst shares recipes for dishes that show off their fresh, vibrant flavors.

Spring greens recipes

Ticket Giveaway ~ ABBA Mania at Oklahoma City Community College
four singers
This tribute travels back in time, recreating the pop group's biggest hits, including "Waterloo," "The Winner Takes It All," "Dancing Queen," and many more. ABBA Mania grips OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theatre on Tuesday, May 1. Due to the short time frame, we'll hold our drawing for winners tomorrow!

Enter now

Ticket Giveaway ~ National Theatre Live's Yerma at OCCC
Yerma playbill
Returning to the role that won her Best Actress award from The Evening Standard, Billie Piper portrays a young woman who will stop at nothing to have a child in Yerma. This encore stage production by National Theatre Live is pre-recorded at London's West End and rebroadcast via satellite cinema onto the big screen at OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater on Sunday, May 6. We're giving away general seating tickets.

Enter drawing

Ticket Giveaway ~ The Glenn Miller Orchestra in Edmond
big band with leader
One of the most popular and sought after big bands in the world, the Glenn Miller Orchestra brings its unmistakable sound to Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond on Thursday, May 10. Enter our drawing for your chance to win a pair of tickets.

Enter here

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue, we gave away tickets to see the Rioult Dance NY troupe at OCCC to our winners Lena and Abigail; we also gave away tickets to hear Charley Crockett at the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City to winners Stephen, Jonni, Richard, Bruce, Jeanette, and Meredith.

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